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Vivian Belen Award Winner, 2019

Mary Jo King, 2019 Vivian Belen Award Winner

As one of the NRWA’s original founders, Vivian Belen was extraordinary. As a volunteer, she contributed to building the NRWA from the ground up and firmly believed in our mission as a nonprofit, member-driven resume writers’ organization.

The NRWA created the Vivian Belen Award to honor and recognize those who, like her, have given selflessly to our organization. Past Vivian Belen Award recipients exemplify everything she believed in:

  • to ensure we follow the code of ethics she helped to create
  • to practice fairness and honesty
  • to continue advancing the NRWA's work toward mentoring and educating, while always striving for excellence.

Mary Jo King, the winner of this year’s award, carries on Vivian’s work. She has dedicated countless hours to our organization over the years – sometimes up front and center but often behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.

She has served on our Board for 7 years in a variety of roles including Secretary, President Elect & Ethics Chair, President and Past-President – as well as countless committees.

Many of the tools we provide to our members, and several education and certification programs offered today, were developed as a direct result of her tireless leadership and hard work.

- Virginia Franco, 2019 NRWA President

The NRWA created the Vivian Belen Award to honor those who have given selflessly to the organization,  in many cases, without the “title” of board member. They exemplify everything Vivian believed in. They continue to do her work. To ensure that we follow the code of ethics she helped formulate, practice fairness and honesty, and continue mentoring and educating peers and colleagues.

  • Mary Jo King (2019)
  • Michelle Dumas and Sally McIntosh (2018)
  • Jean Austin (2017)
  • Norine Dagliano (2016)
  • Brenda Cunningham and Mary Jo King (2015)
  • Marie Zimenoff (2014)
  • Sophia Marshall (2013)
  • Kathy Harber (2012)
  • Pat Criscito and Kathy Sweeney (2011)
  • Marcia Baker (2010)
  • Donna Tucker (2009)
  • Bonnie Kurka (2008)
  • Sally McIntosh (2007)
  • Kathy Sweeney (2006)
  • Sherri Morgan (2005)
  • Ann Baehr (2004)
  • Sally McIntosh and Linda Matias (2003)

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